According to latest news CBSE class X board going to be compulsory from 2018. CBSE has decided to formally junk the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) scheme for classes VI to IX, replacing it with a new format. Until now no new guidelines have been made but there are hopes for the future that CCE is going to be removed from CBSE. A New system will be called “uniform system of assessment, examination and report card”.
Continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) was a process of assessment, mandated by the Right to Education Act, of India. This approach to assessment has been introduced by state governments in India, as well as by the Central Board of Secondary Education in India, for students of sixth to tenth grades and twelfth in some schools.
CCE helps in improving student’s performance by identifying his/her learning difficulties at regular time intervals right from the beginning of the academic session and employing suitable remedial measures for enhancing their learning performance. The CCE method is claimed to bring enormous changes from the traditional chalk and talk method of teaching, provided it is implemented accurately. Presently the CCE assessment is under the position of being cancelled due to the pressure created by it
Only Grades are awarded to students based on work experience skills, dexterity, innovation, steadiness, teamwork, public speaking, behavior, etc. to evaluate and present an overall measure of the student’s ability. But it have its own Pro and Cons.
- Encourages the learning of students by including new teaching techniques and methods.
- Explores the learning needs as well as potential of the students.
- Identifies the continuous learning progress of students on smaller content portions on a regular basis.
- Recognizes as well as deals with the certain needs of those students who are not academically sound.
- Encourages students to participate in extra-curricular activities instead of focussing largely on academics.
- Divides the huge CBSE portion into smaller chunks and reduces pressure of enormous studying.
- Leads to holistic education, which calls for overall student development on various aspects.
- CCE exam scheme allows students to make better and well-informed choice of subjects in 11 th class, depending upon their academic performance, liking, aptitude and interests.
- Encourages additional life skills, emotional skills and thinking abilities.
- Includes long-text reading, which means that the students are asked to inculcate the habit of novel reading.
- There are a lot more advantages and CCE system is a result of increasing stress and pressure to perform among students. However, everything comes with its own bane and so does the CCE pattern of evaluation. Let’s focus on that now.
- The grading system is its biggest disadvantage because students scoring 90 and 99 marks are both kept in Grade A+. There is no segregation.
- Grouping together of a large number of students is another disadvantage.
- A lot of people argue that CCE makes the students take their boards lightly.
- Students are forced to study all round the year, which in a way, is like giving no rest to them. Each and every activity is monitored constantly.
- The internal exam papers are evaluated by school teachers, which means that there is a huge possibility of favoritism.
- Endless projects and students’ dependency on the Internet is hampering their creativity in a way, with no outside knowledge.
- The students have a casual approach towards re-evaluation as this option is readily available for them.
- There has been an introduction of language labs for conducting listening and speaking classes in Hindi and English. However, a lot of schools do not have the infrastructure and facility for the same.
- Even though CCE is a radical concept in the reformation of education system in India, but the disadvantages need to be addressed in a right manner so as to bring about a real, genuine and positive transformation to the education patterns with reduced stress over students.